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    Leo Tolstoy Quotes

    Russian mystic & novelist
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    Quotes by Leo Tolstoy

    • A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction.
    • Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
    • Everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
    • Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
    • If one has no vanity in this life of ours, there is no sufficient reason for living.
    • In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.
    • Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
      Anna Karenina, Chapter 1, first line
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